It’s brother vs. brother tonight in Ripley when Grant Gardner’s Ripley Tigers host Guy Gardner’s Belmont Cardinals.
“The whole family is pulling for Guy,” Grant Gardner said. “I get to be the bully and the bad guy all at one time. I’m fine playing that role as long as we win.”
The brothers – Grant the older – are Baldwyn graduates and former Bearcat standouts, facing off for the first time.
“If we lose, there won’t be any more holidays at our house,” Grant Gardner said. “It’s a Civil War, like a ‘Loser Leaves Town’ match. I knew it was coming. We always knew we were going to be coaches.”